The Magnificent Sheikhs

Location Manchester
Starting from £1,200.00
11 reviews
Location Manchester
Starting from £1,200.00
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The Magnificent Sheikhs transform our favourite pop and rock hits into wild and riotous 1920s jazz rave!

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The Magnificent Sheikhs

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Speak Easy, Play Hard.

Vintage reprobates and genre alchemists, the Magnificent Sheikhs fire heady concoctions of punk, pop, rock and swing, steaming into the 21st century.

Lord Acton and his band of virtuosos take the popular songs of today, and dress them up in the snazzy rags of the jazz era. Mötorhead, Beyoncé, Swift and Sheeran, injected with a hefty dose of swing and savoir faire. 

From Glastonbury to the Palace of Westminster, they’ve set the stage on fire with boundless energy and brazen bon humour. From pub gigs to arenas, weddings to wakes, the Sheikhs have done it in style.

  • Guitar, Vocals
  • Vocals
  • Clarinet
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Double Bass
  • Drums and Percussion

Pop

  • Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
  • 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
  • Sorry - Justin Bieber
  • Blank Space -Taylor Swift
  • Fight For Your Right - Beastie Boys
  • Come As You Are - Nirvana
  • Hello - Adele
  • Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
  • Word Up - Cameo
  • Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
  • Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
  • Rather Be - Clean Bandit
  • Ignition - R. Kelly
  • I Bet You Look Good - The Arctic Monkeys
  • Dancing Queen - Abba
  • Reach For The Stars - S Club 7
  • Get Lucky - Daft Punk
  • Take On Me - A-ha
  • Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
  • Crazy Stupid Love - Cheryl Cole
  • Can’t Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue
  • Get The Party Started - Pink
  • Ace Of Spades - Motorhead
  • Happy - Pharrell Williams
  • The Lovecats - The Cure
  • Tainted Love - Soft Cell
  • Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
  • Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
  • Inside Out - Imelda May
  • Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
  • Boys Don’t Cry - The Cure
  • Girls And Boys - Blur
  • Let’s Get It Started - The Black Eyed Peas
  • Let’s Go Crazy - Prince
  • Crazy In Love - Beyonce
  • Baggy Trousers - Madness
  • Sweet Cherry Pie - Warrant
  • 21 Seconds - So Solid Crew

Instrumental

  • Cantina Band (Star Wars)
  • Beer Barrel Polka (Roll out The Barrel)
  • Bernie’s Tune
  • Mario Brothers Theme
  • and of course... The Charleston

Xmas

  • Winter Wonderland
  • Let It Snow
  • White Christmas

Jazz

  • When The Saints
  • They Can’t Take That Away
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • That Old Black Magic
  • Your Feet’s Too Big
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Dance Me To The End Of Love
  • All Of Me
  • Blue Moon
  • Comes Love
  • On The Sunny Side Of The Street

and any other jazz song you like!

, Birthday Party, Chadderton Town Hall , Manchester
5/5

The band arrived in plenty of time and provided us with some fantastic entertainment. The choice of songs were fitting for the theme of the party, and we would definitely recommend them to any of my friends or family, thank you.


, Wedding, The Long Barn, Newton Valence, Hampshire
5/5

Fantastic performance and great service. Would highly recommend.


, Charity, Leeds
5/5

From initial booking to the end of the event, everything went smoothly. They made it a great night for everyone. Professional, helpful and very accommodating for our event. Would highly recommend them.


, Birthday Party, The Two Bridges Hotel, Devon, Devon
5/5

The Band was brilliant! Loads of people commented on how good they were. It would be nice if they sold CD's!


, Wedding, Bath
5/5

We absolutely loved The Magnificent Sheikhs. They were excellent from start to finish. They made our wedding day extra special and all of our guests commented on how brilliant they were. I will never forget the happy memories I made, dancing away to fabulous songs with our guests. I have had so many people tell me how great they thought the band were, and I can not thank them enough. With huge heartfelt thanks, the new Mrs Stevens.


, Military Event, MOD Stafford, Staffordshire
5/5

The Band were fantastic. They were absolutely the right choice for a 1920's themed function that they delivered with a modern twist. Everyone was on the dance floor thanks to these guys.


, Venue Club, The Manhattan Club, London
5/5

Awesome!!!


, Wedding, Lancashire
5/5

The Magnificent Sheikhs were fabulous from start to finish at our wedding. We had a Great Gatsby themed reception and the band really got the party started. The song choices were fantastic and our guests were blown away by their performances. We cannot thank them enough for being so friendly, professional and supportive on our big day. Thank you!


, Corporate, London
5/5

The Magnificent Sheikhs were amazing!! I can't recommend these guys enough for any occasion - they definitely made the night for me!


, Corporate, London
5/5

The Magnificent Sheikhs performed at our LGBT Reception at The National Portrait Gallery for over 400 guests. The event was designed around The Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon exhibition. The band were absolutely fantastic and we had rave reviews back from our guests and our clients. I would most definitely recommend The Magnificent Sheikhs who have a unique twist on the traditional Swing Band, I would book them again in a second. Modern jazz with a hint of madness. Fabulous.


, Private Party, Yorkshire
5/5

The band were perfect for my party and I would highly recommend them. Thanks for arranging them.


  • Wembley Stadium
  • Ricoh Arena
  • Glastonbury Festival
  • Marsden Jazz Festival
  • Retro Festival
  • Matt & Phreds
  • Guildhall, London
  • Swansea Jazzland
  • Warners Hotels
  • Butlins
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Royal Horticultural Society
  • Palace of Westminster
  • RAF various locations
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Parkrun
  • Fresh
  • Various corporate events
  • Innumerable weddings
  • A few fantastic small pubs
  • Yes, we have all been immunised and fully insured against any eventuality by the Musician's Union. A fine and worthy institution.
  • We have a fully functioning amplification system lovingly cared for by Timothy the Bookie.
  • The double bass has no vermin living in it.
  • If it is dark, for example - if you require us to play in a cave or tunnel, we have illumination and can see quite well in dim light.
  • None of us have any criminal convictions.

After two sets of 45 minutes, The Magnificent Sheikhs are usually given three bottles of bubbly and invited into the garden for sandwiches, where the butler diverts funds into their wallets.

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

North East

Durham £1,200.00 Northumberland £1,320.00 North Yorkshire £1,200.00 South Yorkshire £1,200.00 Tyne and Wear £1,200.00 West Yorkshire £1,200.00 Yorkshire £1,200.00 East Yorkshire £1,200.00 Leeds £1,200.00

North West

Cheshire £1,200.00 Cumbria £1,200.00 Manchester £1,200.00 Lancashire £1,200.00 Merseyside £1,200.00 Liverpool £1,200.00

East Midlands

Derbyshire £1,200.00 Leicestershire £1,200.00 Lincolnshire £1,200.00 Northamptonshire £1,200.00 Nottinghamshire £1,200.00 Rutland £1,200.00

East

Cambridgeshire £1,380.00 Norfolk £1,380.00 Suffolk £1,380.00 Norwich £1,380.00

Wales

Anglesey £1,260.00 Caernarvonshire £1,260.00 Denbigh £1,260.00 Flint £1,260.00 Cardigan £1,320.00 Brecon £1,200.00 Carmarthen £1,320.00 Glamorgan £1,320.00 Monmouth £1,320.00 Pembroke £1,320.00 Wrexham £1,320.00 Cardiff £1,320.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £1,200.00 Herefordshire £1,200.00 Shropshire £1,200.00 Staffordshire £1,200.00 Warwickshire £1,200.00 Worcestershire £1,200.00 Birmingham £1,200.00

South East

Bedfordshire £1,440.00 Berkshire £1,440.00 Buckinghamshire £1,440.00 East Sussex £1,440.00 Essex £1,440.00 Hampshire £1,440.00 Hertfordshire £1,440.00 Isle of Wight £1,440.00 Kent £1,440.00 Oxfordshire £1,440.00 Surrey £1,440.00 Sussex £1,440.00 West Sussex £1,440.00 London £1,440.00 Middlesex £1,440.00

South West

Cornwall £1,440.00 Devon £1,440.00 Dorset £1,440.00 Somerset £1,440.00 Wiltshire £1,440.00 Bath £1,320.00 Bristol £1,440.00
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